News & Announcements


  • Special Board Meeting

    Posted May 17, 2024

    The Board of Trustees will be conducting a Special Board Meeting on May 17, 2024 (Friday) at 1:30m P.M. at the Township Office Located at 47240 Green Acres Road. Discussion items are; DPW Supervisor ...

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  • Job Vacancy _ Dept. of Public Works.

    Posted June 11, 2024

    The charter Township of Portage is posting a Supervisory Dept. of Public Works (DPW) position. The closing date for resume submitals is by COB at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday July 10, 2024.  This ...

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  • 2023 Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report

    Posted April 22, 2024

    The 2023 CCR is now available. This State of Michigan mandated water quality report is available here on-line, or from our respective water suppliers or at the Charter Township of Portage Office ...

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  • 2024 Palliative Dust Control

    Posted April 11, 2024

    Houghton County Road Commmission has announced its pricing schedule for Palliative Dust Control through the township. The deadline to order through the township is May 6, 2024. Orders can be placed ...

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  • Special Board Meeting April11, 2024

    Posted April 10, 2024

    There will be a Special Board of Trustees Meeting at 3:00 P.M. on April 11, 2024 (Thursday) at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road.

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  • 2023 Adams Water Quality

    Posted March 26, 2024

    Copies of the 2023 Water Quality Report for Adams Township Water are available in the township office.

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  • Notice of early voting canvass

    Posted February 23, 2024

    Attached: the notice of early voting canvass 

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  • Canvassing meeting notice

    Posted February 23, 2024

    Attached is the canvassing meeting notice

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  • DPW - General Maintenance Worker Vacancy

    Posted February 15, 2024

    The Charter Township of Portage has a vacant position for a Dept. of Public Works - "General Maintenance Worker"  This is a full-time position has health insurance, pension, vacation time, and ...

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  • Stormwater Ordinance

    Posted February 13, 2024

    The Township has a Stormwater Ordinance in place that can be refered to when a zoning permit is pursued through the Township prior to a building permit issuance from the County.

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  • 2024 Planning Commission Scheduled Meetings

    Posted February 5, 2024

    The P.C. will meet at 5:00 P.M. at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road, Houghton, Mich. (See attached scheduled and alternate meeting dates.) 

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  • Houghton County Notice of Election

    Posted February 5, 2024

    Notice of election for the Presidential Primary, February 27, 2024  

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  • Audit for 2022

    Posted January 17, 2024

    Here is the 2022 Audit for the Township

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  • Audit for 2020

    Posted January 17, 2024

    Township 2020 Audit for the budget year 2020

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  • Audit for 2021

    Posted January 17, 2024

    Here is the Township audit for 2021.

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  • Public Hearing to review the Township Rec Plan on February 12, 2024 at 5:30PM

    Posted January 16, 2024

    At 5:30 P.M. February 12, 2024, at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road, there will be a public hearing to review/discuss the updated Township's 5 year Recreation Plan. Immediately ...

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  • Public Accuracy Test on February 6, 2024 at 1PM at the Township Office

    Posted January 10, 2024

    NOTICE: TO RESIDENTS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF PORTAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the February 27, 2024 Election has been scheduled for February 6, 2024 at 1 P.M. at ...

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  • Water/Sewer Line Freeze-Up Policy

    Posted January 9, 2024

    On January 8, 2024 at the regular Board of Trustees Monthly meeting a updated service line "freeze - up" policy was passed and became effective.

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  • 2024 Monthly Scheduled Board of Trustee Meetings

    Posted December 17, 2023

    The monthly Board of Trustees will meet on every second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road.  The meeting will be both "in-person" plus Zoom.

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  • Special Board Meeting

    Posted November 27, 2023

    There will be a special Board Meeting to Review the 2024 Proposed Budget. It will occur at 2:00 P.M. at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road.

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  • Zoning Board of Appeals

    Posted November 20, 2023

    The Charter Township of Portage Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the Township Office, 47240 Green Acres Road to consider a side lot ...

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  • EGLE Water Reporting Not Met

    Posted October 26, 2023

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  • 2023 Planning Commission Scheduled Meeting

    Posted September 7, 2023

    The Charter Township of Portage's Planning Commission will conduct a regular meeting on September 14, 2023 (Thursday) at 7:00 P.M. at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road.

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  • Budget Work Session

    Posted August 30, 2023

    There will be a short budgetary work session at 10:30 am on Thursday August 31 at the Township Office to discuss the 2022 deficit reduction plan.

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  • Election inspectors wanted for 2024

    Posted August 21, 2023

    Election Inspectors wanted for 2024 elections. If you are interested in working elections in Portage Township, please fill out an election inspector application (attached) and drop off at the Township ...

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  • New Zoning Manual Amendments

    Posted August 15, 2023

    At the regular monthly meeting held on August 14, 2023 of the Board of Trustees for the Charter Township of Portage the Tustees voted to make changes/amendments to the Township's Zoning Manual. Those ...

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  • August 14, 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting - Zoning Manual Updates

    Posted July 12, 2023

    The Charter Township of Portage will conduct a regularly scheduled monthly Board of Trustees meeting on August 14, 2023 (Monday) starting at 7:00 P.M. at the Township Office located at 47240 Green ...

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  • Year End Treasurer Office Hours 12/30 9a-3p

    Posted December 29, 2022

    The treasurer will hold year end office hours for tax collection on 12/30/22 from 9am to 3pm.   

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  • Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report Adams Twp.

    Posted April 26, 2022

    Following new federal regulation, the State of Michigan in 1998 enacted a requirement that Public water suppliers m ust now issue annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) on their water systems. ...

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  • Response to Gazette Sea Plane Article

    Posted February 11, 2022

    This letter was sent to the Mining Gazette in response to their recent article on sea planes and Charter Township of Portage, at the time of this post, it has not been published: "Portage Township ...

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  • Water and Sewer Rates in Township

    Posted June 30, 2021

    By Resolution Vote the Board of Trustees changed the water and sewer rates  - they became effective October 1, 2020.

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  • August 3, 2021 Election update

    Posted June 9, 2021

    Attention Voters: There will be an election on August 3, 2021 for a renewal for the Canal View (formally Houghton County Medical Care). All residents who are on the Absentee voter list have been sent ...

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  • Adult Use/Recreational Marijuana Ord. #148

    Posted December 15, 2020

    At the November 9, 2020 Remote Zoom Twp. monthly board meeting, Ordinance 148 was read for the second time and was subsequently adopted. It will go into affect on January 1, 2021. See the attached ...

  • How to set up automatic payments from checking and savings accounts

    Posted March 17, 2020

    Here's the form for automatic payments for water/sewer and tax bills

  • Residential/Commercial Water & Sewer Rates

    Posted May 14, 2019

    At the May 13, 2019 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting Commercial/Business rate schedule for water and sewer was passed.

  • Property Tax Payment/Explainations

    Posted July 18, 2018

    Property taxes can be paid in person from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Deputy-Treasurer will be present during those times to answer any explicit questions about your ...

  • Monthly Meeting Minutes Availability

    Posted August 2, 2017

    Monthly Board Minutes are available in hard copy at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road during normal business hours Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm.

  • 2017 - 2022 Recreation Plan

    Posted May 18, 2017

    This 5 year plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It will be used for resource allocation and grant pursuance.

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan

    Posted July 26, 2016

    This plan is required by the Federal Government to assist English challenged individuals.